2/18/2019 10:11pm

Sophomore Morehead-Cain Scholar Ruth Samuel poses in front of the Plaza de España. "Here’s me on my second day in Spain in front of the Plaza de España in Sevilla, where Game of Thrones (and I think Star Wars) has been filmed!"

The untold truth of being Black and studying abroad

Studying abroad as a Black student is a very different experience from studying abroad as a white student. Some students are forced to face situations where they are the only Black person in their region and treated as an oddity, and oftentimes they lack advisers who understand their problems. 

2/18/2019 7:38pm

Sophomore Ryker Smith, chemistry major, in front of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Smith is one of the founding fathers of the Delta Chi fraternity at UNC and a member of the LGBTQ community. Smith says that in his experiences with Greek life he has not experienced homophobia and that "he loves all of his brothers and all of his brothers love him."

Gay and Greek: LGBTQ+ students make homes in fraternities and sororities

There are two spheres on college campuses that have been, for the most part, pitted against each other in cinematic depictions and social media, seeming to operate in two separate realms of possibility. But being a part of Greek life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is neither impossible nor discouraged.  UNC students share their experiences participating in Greek life while also being openly gay, which is still not without its challenges. But like many things, young people are changing the way the collegiate experience looks today.

2/17/2019 9:17pm

The UNC club lacrosse team poses after a win against Duke in 2018. UNC won 7-5.
Photo courtesy of Jackson Ozello.

The UNC-Duke rivalry is more than just men's basketball

The UNC-Duke rivalry doesn't only apply to varsity sports, but continues into the club sports mentality, as well. We talked to some UNC club sports teams about the intense competition and the difference in the practices preceding a game against Duke.